Advantages and Disadvantages of Bleaching

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Skin bleach creams are considered an essential part of the overall skin care all over the world.  Bleaching is a process of removing dark patches and tanning from the skin of the face and the bleach cream does the lightening by whitening the hair on the face.

While there are many beauty benefits of bleaching, there are also some disadvantages of this process. The use of bleach creams is only a temporary process which is artificial. The following are some other points which describe the advantages and disadvantages of bleaching:

advantages and disadvantages of bleachingAdvantages of Bleaching

  • The first and the main benefit of bleaching is that it is an economical process of skin care and instant glow. It provides a faster beauty effect as compared to the other process.
  • Bleaching creams completely remove the tan from the area of application and leave the skin clear, clean and fair.
  • Bleaching is a process that can really help to provide a glow to the skin before special occasions and events. It can be considered as a quick fix for a dull or tanned face.
  • Bleaching is a process which both men and women can use to get that glow on the skin.
  • Another benefit of bleaching is that it can be done on any part of the skin including face, arms, legs, back and tummy etc.

Disadvantages of Bleaching

  • One of the main disadvantages of bleaching is that it can have many side effects for the skin such as rashes and redness. These rashes may go away in some time but may cause discomfort for that much time.
  • The primary agent used in a bleach cream is hydroquinone and this ingredient is very dangerous for the human skin. It can also cause skin cancer if the use is repeated and if the product is not of good quality.
  • Another agent used in bleach creams is mercury and this agent too can lead to skin cancer if the skin is exposed to the sun soon after it is applied and used.
  • Bleach creams must not be used too regularly as they can also cause pimples and other marks on the face due to repeated use.
  • Using bleach creams excessively can also lead to thinning of the skin which can in turn lead to stretch marks because the skin becomes prone to bruising.
  • There are many other harmful chemicals present in skin bleaches and these can lead to a variety of allergic reactions especially in the case of those who have sensitive skin.
  • Sometimes, if the bleach is applied in more than required quantities, it can lead to irritation on the skin and issues like acne, eczema and dermatitis.
  • Uneven coloring is yet another disadvantage of bleaching and this may look extremely unnatural on the skin especially the face. This may make it difficult for the person to step out due to embarrassment.
  • The application of skin bleaches can impair the ability of the skin to heal from rashes, allergies and injuries.

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